Information for lapsed members of FSRH

We understand that your circumstances may change over time. Below there are some options that may be of interest to you if you changed your situation and want to continue your membership of FSRH.

Re-joining the FSRH

If your membership has lapsed and you would like to re-join FSRH past the 31 March cut-off date for the current membership year or after one or more years, you will be required to pay back your 'missing' years to ensure you have continuous membership which is required for recertifying your primary qualification.

FSRH Council believes that membership of the FSRH – and therefore access to the latest clinical guidance, standards, Journal, CPD questions and regular updates – is an important part of the membership and recertification process. The rules surrounding back payment of subscriptions were tightened up in 2015 by FSRH Council. FSRH is a registered charity and is able to provide its services only through the payment of membership subscriptions.

Reduced Subscription rates for maternity, long-term sickness or low-income circumstances

There are number of circumstances that might mean you are entitled to a reduced subscription rate. For instance, if you: 

  • are on maternity, paternity and adoption leave 
  • have an income annually of £23,000 or less
  • have a long-term illness.

To claim your reduced subscription rate and read the full details on our reduced criteria, you can fill in this online form, we will be in touch with you within 3 working days to confirm your reduced rate and to advise you on how to pay.

Retired Membership Option

If you have retired or are about to retire from your SRH position, you may be interested to know that we offer a retired membership option. The membership benefits are slightly different in that you would no longer have access to the members' evidence request service or receive free recertification of your qualifications. However, you would continue to receive our regular membership e-newsletters, have full access to 'My FSRH' and continue to receive our BMJ SRH.

Email us at to ask us about changing to a retired membership.

Missed out paying?

We can take payment over the phone to reinstate your benefits. Please note this method takes a few minutes as we need to enter your data into our payment portal. You can call us on 020 7724 5534 and press option 1 between 9am - 5pm weekdays.

Fill in our lapsed membership survey to tell us more about your circumstances.